Over the last few weeks my gelding has been getting excitable whilst being ridden. A couple of weeks ago a bus overtook us and it scared him. Since then he's been very jumpy around traffic. Today, however, a mini bus tried to overtake us and he leapt straight into the middle of the road infront of it:eek This really scared me and I was so relieved to get back to the stables.
I'm just wondering what the best way forward is now. I know I need to gradually get him used to traffic again but I don't want to risk myself or other drivers with him leaping about. I know I need to stay calm but I'm worrying he'll sense that I'm nervous now
Has anyone had a similar experience to this? Do you think a calmer could help settle him down a little?
Bit of a pointless thread but I needed to vent!!